If you follow me on the social medias and were wondering last week if I had upgraded Pokey the Prius, have no fear, she’s still here. I joined B-Metro Magazine and Angie from Birmingham Mommy for a fun-filled night at Jaguar LandRover Birmingham’s Grand Open House.
The trend right now is to Craiglist-yourself an old VW bus or Sprinter van, resurrect it, and customize it for the sport of your choice. While DIY-ing an adventuremobile is all well and good, we all know that it’s just pulling lipstick on a pig – the vehicle will still be old and will forever hemorrhage you money. So why not invest up front and get yourself a swanky, reliable LandRover?
Let’s all pretend here that money is no object. And you’d be using the SUV for its intended purposes, not to drive around campus flashing Daddy’s money. A LandRover is an ideal camping and ultra running vehicle. It has literally every off-road feature you will ever need to access the most trails, while enveloping you in some creature comforts once you get your fill of the outdoors.
About to roll off a mountain? Need to run over a herd of wild boars? Want to balance precariously on one wheel? Fancy a cold beer throughout all these tricks? The Range Rover Sport has got you covered. We got to take one on a walk through the dealership’s off-road track. Or, more accurately, we went on a roller coaster ride.
Alex the handler put Rover through her paces and had her tip her sideways, self-brake down a hill, crest mini mountains, and stay upright while balancing on two wheels.
The ride felt smooth and controlled, no matter what was thrown at her – you wouldn’t even spill your whisk-I mean, water.
If your adventure car needs to double as a soccer mom-mobile, then the LR4 is definitely the way to go.With kiddos involved, it has third row seating and plenty of leg room and storage. Without the little brats, the back turns into a five-star hotel on wheels. The seats all fold flat so you can lie (and lay, for you grammatically-correct dirty birds) comfortably. Just don’t forget to pack your Dom and caviar into the mini fridge.
And outside of functionality, these purebred pups are pretty enough to win Best in Show. The exterior looks strong enough to hold its own amidst badass ultra runners. And the interior is unassumingly classy without making you worry about dirtying up the floor mats.
The dealership is also home to a more elusive and dangerous creature, the Jaguar. While originally from the jungle, these are now more of a fancy, domestic, designer kitty and are more at home on paved roads and in climate-controlled garages. And far, far away from my dirt-loving self. But if you like things that are shiny and luxurious and go fast, then this is the car for you.
Convinced now that you want to adopt a Rover? Jaguar LandRover Birmingham is the place to do it. Everyone we met was incredibly helpful and patient with my barrage of questions. No one even batted an eye when I rolled up with bags of dirty camping gear and smelly shoes to stage in their fresh-off-the-line cars.
Go on, treat yo’self to an adventuremobile that’s as kickass as you are.